Many people confuse hip and back pain. Hip pain can usually be felt in the groin, close to your pubic bone. It can travel down your inside or mid thigh to your knee.
If your pain is over the side of your hip or if the pain is in your buttock area, that is considered back pain.
Hip pain will often first be felt when you get up from a chair to walk (although you will also feel back pain like this ) and it will often be felt when you shift your leg to the side to get out of a car. Here are some exercises for hip pain.
Here are some tips and other exercises you may wish to try: